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Peru

Our digitally printed Peru flags are made to a high quality, durable knitted polyester. Manufactured to the Flag Institute approved design, by us here in the UK. Each flag is hand finished with a double sewn hem for durability, and a headband, rope and toggle suitable for attachment to any standard flagpole.

Trivia

The modern flag is similar to the flag adopted in 1822.

Technical Specifications

Adopted
1850
Proportion 2:3
Design
A red and white triband.
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Brief History

In 1820 the newly independent Peru had a proposed flag that was a plain dark blue field with a sun with a face in the centre. However this design was not adopted.

The design that was chosen was white field with two red triangles, in the centre of the flag is in oval depicting a faced sun rising over mountains and the sea surrounded by a laurel.  It was created by General José de San Martin.

The Proposed Flag of Peru (1820)

The Flag of Peru (1820 -1822)

In 1922 the flag was changed to a red-white-red horizontal triband with a red sun in the centre. The change was made because the original was mistaken for the Spanish flag in battle.

On May 1822 the flag was changed to a red-white-red vertical flag with the sun in the centre.

The Flag of Peru (1822)

The Flag of Peru (1822 – 1825)

The sun was replaced by a national coat of arms in 1825. The coat of arms featured a shield divided into three parts, the top left part featured a vicuña on a blue background, top left was a cinchona tree and below shell.

In 1936 Peru was split and the new Republic of South Peru adopted a flag that featured a green and white horizontal bicolour with a red band in the left hand side. In the red band there was a golden sun and four golden stars.

The Flag of the Republic of South Peru (1936 – 1839)

The Flag of Peru (1825 -1950)

The northern part of Peru became the Peru-Bolivian Confederation and adopted a flag with a red field and the coat of arms of Bolivia, south and North Peru in the centre.  When Peru was united in 1839 the 1825 flag was reinstated.

In 1950 Peru a simple red-white-red horizontal banded flag was adopted.

The Flag of the Peru-Bolivian Confederation (1936 – 1839)

The Flag of Peru (1950s to Present Day)

The Coat of Arms of Peru

The Coat of Arms of Peru features a shield divided into three parts. The top left part featured a vicuña on a blue background, top right depicted a cinchona tree and lower part featured a shell on a red background. Above is a laurel wreath and at either side are draped national flags.

The War Flag of Peru

The War Flag of Peru is a simple 2:3 national flag with the National Coat of Arms in the centre.

The State Flag of Peru

The State Flag of Peru is also the naval ensign. It features the national flag with the coat of arms in the centre

The State Flag of Peru

The Peruvian Naval Jack is a square 1:1 flag.

The Flags of the Cities of Peru

Here are some examples of the flags of the individual cities of Peru.

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